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Books are fun.

Fun?  In the library?  It's possible thanks to the University Library's new book club.  Created in the spring of 2013, this club is designed to connect IUPUI readers with each other and to promote pleasure reading on campus.  If you like reading good books, this club might be for you.  If you also like talking about good books, this club might be for you.  But if you like hanging out with nice people and eating good food, this club might also be for you.  

The Spring 2013 discussion will begin with selections from Jhumpa Lahiri's collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies.  The daughter of Indian immigrants, Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and raised in Rhode Island.  Interpreter of Maladies is Lahiri's first book and earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 2000.  She has also published a novel, The Namesake (2004), and another short story collection, Unaccustomed Earth (2009).  In these works, Lahiri commonly explores themes dealing with nationality, tradition, belonging, and the immigrant experience.  Lahiri earned her B.A. at Barnard College in New York before heading to Boston University to earn a M.A. in English, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, a M.A. in Comparative Literature, and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies.  She currently serves on President Obama's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Interested?  All IUPUI students, staff, and faculty are invited, but space is limited.  Email Meagan Lacy <lacym@iupui> to reserve your spot and pick up a copy.

RSVP:  Friday, February 1, 2013 

Meeting Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013, from noon-1:30pm. 

Meeting Place:  University Library, Room 1116

Refreshments and book-themed treats will be provided!

Last updated by lacym on 01/23/2013